In our area

As well as camping accommodation near Punakaiki’s famous Pancake Rocks and blowholes, the Paparoa National Park is at our back door. Explore the stunning limestone gorges of the Fox and Pororari Rivers, or the sea sculptured coastline along Truman Track.

We also offer a variety of natural history tours within the rainforest on our own property.

Petrel Colony Tours

Visit the only breeding grounds of the worlds largest burrow nesting petrel, the Westland Petrel. Evening and morning tours to the petrel colony are available from 1 April to mid December.

Please visit our Petrel Colony Tours website for full information.

When you are at the holiday park, ask your hosts Denise and Bruce about opportunities to volunteer with the Westland Petrel Conservation Trust.

A Westland petrel coming in to land in front of the viewing shelter.
Excellent close up views of the Westland petrel can be gained from our walkway and viewing shelter located within the breeding grounds. Our policy is that if you don’t see at least one Westland Petrel close up on the ground, there will be no charge.

Rainforest Glow Worm Dell

Experience the magical lights of our glow worm dell, nestled like a fairy ring within lush sub-tropical rainforest. Access, via guided tours only, is along an exciting boardwalk that weaves through the forest. The 45 minute tours in the early evening are suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, though there is no wheelchair access due the presence of stairs.

The glow worm dell and viewing deck.

Night Sky Tours

On a clear night viewing of the night sky on the West Coast is second to none. Come on a tour of the stars, planets, galaxies and nebula using our computerised Maksutov telescope, or lie back and view the Milky Way through a pair of binoculars.

The centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, and the constellations of Scorpio and Sagittarius as seen from our viewing site. Mount your camera on our telescope and capture your own images.